WASH: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Ed.
We are producing an out-of-the-box educational kit that NGOs in East Africa can use on their own in English and Kiswahili. Any three teachers or volunteers can take our curriculum and put on an “edutainment” program suitable for children, teens, and adults in target communities.
Meanwhile, we would like to tour this program on an upscaled “professional” level in East Africa, ourselves.
This work was started in 1999 in Cambodia where a WASH type program was implemented by teams of puppeteers who visited schools and taught basic germ theory and sanitation while teams of volunteers built hand washing stations and toilets.
The puppeteers took water samples from area wells and surface water along with GPS coordinates to effectively map the water health and arsenic levels along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers.
Our International Director, Darren Collins, helped start that campaign which was replicated in Myanmar as well.
We are seeking partners to replicate similar work in East Africa.